Road transport

The rise in online shopping and changed buying behaviour has created an increased need for more deliveries, small shipments and a growing demand for city logistics. This must be achieved at the lowest possible cost while at the same time meeting requirements for sustainability throughout all modes of transport.

To make it easier for the transport sector to meet these requirements, GS1, together with the sector, has developed standards to facilitate transport purchasing and simplify goods traceability throughout the transport chain.

Transport label

The transport label is used to keep track of a parcel or a pallet throughout the logistics chain, which also enables goods traceability.

The Swedish Transport Label (STE) was designed in the middle of the 1990s and has been in use in Scandinavia for several years. In close cooperation with international transport companies and their customers, the Swedish transport sector has contributed to the updating of the new international standard Logistics Label.  

Transport Management

The business process Transport Management is a solution for exchanging business information electronically. Transport flow is used between buyers and carriers to exchange information in connection with a transport. The business process supports intermodal transport, where several modes of transport, such as trains, lorries and ferries, are used in combination to transport the goods. Transport flow is also suitable for shipments across borders.

Standards for road transport:


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Do you have questions regarding GS1 and transport & logistics? Please contact our sector manager Cecilia Strokirk, tel +46 8 50 10 10 47